Approved Programs

New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.

Search by:

Specialization in Biotechnology, BSc (Honours)

Undergraduate Queen's University
Decision Date: June 19, 2015

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College are collaborating to offer a Joint Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree/Diploma in Biotechnology. Students in the Biotechnology Specialization Plan at Queen’s can earn credit towards the Biotechnology Diploma at St. Lawrence, and vice versa.

Students may transfer academic credits between the two institutions, resulting in the accelerated completion of both programs (a 4 year BScH in Biology, specialization in biotechnology and a 3 year Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology) in just 5 years. Students can start the Degree/Diploma at either institution, and will spend between 2.5-3.5 years at Queen’s, with the remaining time at St. Lawrence. The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Biotechnology Specialization will also be available as a stand-alone four-year degree program for Queen’s students.

The combination of technical skills with conceptual and research training will provide our graduates with undergraduate Biotechnology training second to none in Ontario.  Program graduates will have a unique set of skills. Highly trained in the technical aspects of biotechnology that the College training offers, they will have the skills to take on jobs as lab technicians in industry, government or academic jobs. The University training will enhance their theoretical and research training and give them the skills to lead research and innovation in biotechnology.

Mining Engineering Technology, BTech

Undergraduate Queen's University
Decision Date: May 22, 2015

The Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology degree is a collaboration between Queen’s University’s Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining and Northern College’s Haileybury School of Mines. The program is designed to meet the needs of the mining industry, and of college-educated professionals looking to advance their careers and education.  Directed at Civil/Mechanical Engineering Technologists, or Mining Engineering Technician graduates, the BTech (Mining) program consists of customized bridging courses, two years of online university study, as well as two on-site field placements (located in Kingston and Timmins).  Curriculum material will provide fundamental depth of knowledge and background theory in the field of mining. The program’s technology focus is designed to provide technical, managerial, and sustainability skills.   Students are prepared to address emerging challenges in improving productivity, efficiency, and safety, reduce environmental impacts, and develop a social conscience.  Graduates of the program will be experienced, motivated leaders, with the hands-on knowledge required to solve a variety of practical industry problems, and will have the ability to turn newly developed tools and technologies into productive and efficient solutions for the modern mining industry.